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If a person intends to combine alcohol and medication, what is the most important factor for them to consider?
  • A
    The effectiveness of herbal medication is the same with or without alcohol.
  • B
    The effectiveness of medication is the same with or without alcohol.
  • C
    Alcohol will reduce the side-effects of medications.
  • D
    Alcohol can intensify the side-effects of medication.

Dangers of Mixing Prescription Drugs and Alcohol

In addition to negative side effects like nausea and drowsiness which can be intensified by mixing alcohol with medication, combining alcohol and prescription drugs can be extremely dangerous and even life-threatening. When certain drugs interact with alcohol, they create a potentially deadly reaction. Alcohol and medications can also change a person’s thoughts and actions, making risky behavior a definite threat.

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